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U.S. Women's Soccer star Crystal Dunn talks not being afraid to fail and how she achieves her dreams

USA TODAY High School Sports caught up with past American Family Insurance ALL-USA athletes for a personal look back at their upbringing and road to their present global success – their hometown, early success/struggles, growth through high school, college, and into the pros. The video series, presented by American Family Insurance, will feature stories told by the athletes themselves, families, coaches, and teammates.

Dunn, a former star at North Carolina, has garnered a reputation thanks to her endless positivity. She credits her success to her support system growing up, from her parents to her coaches who instilled in her a strong work ethic that has continued throughout her career. Dunn has encountered some bumps in the road, but she has been able to overcome any obstacles by growing comfortable taking risks and not being afraid of failure.

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